Dressing Appropriately While Living In Assisted Living

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    I'm guilty of that. I like to wear black, so when I find a piece of clothing I feel looks good on me I always buy 2 or 3 of them. :D People probably think I wear the same outfit every day when in fact it's just another black top and white shorts... my "uniform."
     
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  2. Holly Saunders

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    I do that too.... :D
     
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  3. Lon Tanner

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    I dress for comfort and like sporty clothing alon.jpg
     
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    I think women always tend to be more conscious of appearance than men. It's a gender thing. We want to be purdy and smell good. That's what keeps the cosmetic and perfume businesses in business.
     
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    @Beth Gallagher @Holly Saunders Wow girls !!! I totally do that too, have for years. When i do the bought clothing thing, most often black, slacks mostly, will buy 2 or 3 if they're high on my list of likes, sewing as well, if not all black, black with other colour print, usually will make 3 of the same print, people think i only have a couple of things to wear, fooling people....LOL...Great going gals. :D:D:D.
     
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    Maybe you need to get a little closer to them. That could end up taking care of the boredom time you mentioned. :p
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    and what about you Lon, can the ladies say that you smell nice too?...do you wear a little classy cologne?
     
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    After reading this I got to thinking when was the last time I wore dress clothes about 2-3 years back my best friend asked me to take her to a friend's wedding, very formal, I wore black Dockers, a black button up long sleeve shirt / Donald Duck tie and black boots black western cut coat, but took my jeans with me to change before we left for home, I was not relaxed at all but did it all for her. They did have very good food afterwards to eat. My last wish is to leave this earth in my jeans and LS shirt well worn.
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    Always tried to dress appropriate for the occasion according to dress code or president
    Of course in recent years we've become more casual in our dress in most areas of life.
     
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  10. Lon Tanner

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    I have used Aramis for years and the ladies like it.
     
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  11. Lois Winters

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    I am very laid back. My personal hygiene is impeccable as I am very fastidious about cleanliness, however, while I appear neat and groomed, I wear very relaxing clothes. I only dress for special occasions and that seems to be the mode of all here. A couple of the men can look sloppy at times but I blame the care managers for that. The residents in our Alzheimer's Unit are very well groomed, indeed.
     
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  12. Holly Saunders

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    I didn't realise you live in a facility Lois...what type is it?... do you like it there?
     
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  13. Lon Tanner

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    Lois & I live in different states but almost identical facilities.
     
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  14. Holly Saunders

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    Oh thanks Lon.. nice places... , not like home but the second best!!
     
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  15. Lois Winters

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    It is a Senior Living facility with various sized apartments. I have 3 room which are very spacious. It is upscale and quite lovely. I am an independent resident, but many are assisted, some with borderline dementia. I really only know a few as I do my own thing. I do not participate in their activities as such as they are really not my style. I downsized to this as my son wanted me in something where medical assistance was at hand since I do have cardiomyopathy for one thing. While it does not incapacitate me and is controlled with medication, I have some strict limitations on my activities. Not that I pay attention to that all the time, but, life goes on. I now have been found to have nodes on both lungs and I've refused biopsies for same. At my age, I'll let nature take its course, whatever it may be. We don't know how long they've been there and I have no symptoms. They were discovered by accident when I was hospitalized for gall bladder removal and had a cat scan over a year ago.
     
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